Standard Respirator Testing Procedures

Air-Purifying Respirators

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Determination of Particulate Filter Penetration (PAPR)
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d), Subpart KK, Section 84.1151(a), (c), and Section 84.1156(c)(2)

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Determination of Exhalation Resistance
Subpart I, Section 84.122, Subpart K, Section 84.180, Subpart L, Section 84.203, Subpart KK, Section 84.1149 and Section 84.1157(a)(1), and (2)

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Determination of Exhalation Valve Leakage
Subpart I, Section 84.123, Subpart K, Section 84.182, Subpart L, Section 84.204, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1150

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Determination of Qualitative Isoamyl Acetate (IAA) Facepiece Fit Test
Subpart I, Section 84.124, Subpart L, Section 84.205, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1141 and Section 84.1142

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Determination of Inhalation Resistance
Subpart I, Section 84.122, Subpart K, Section 84.180, Subpart L, Section 84.203, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1149, and Section 84.1157(a)

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Determination of Air Flow For Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(a)

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Determination of Leakage of Drinking Tube and Accessories for Respirator Facepieces
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

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Determination of Silica Dust Loading Test for Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Filters
Subpart KK, Section 84.1152

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Determination of Noise Level Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator With Hoods or Helmets
Subpart L, Section 84.202, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1139

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

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Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Carbon Monoxide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Chlorine Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.126, Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

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Determination of Chlorine Dioxide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c), Subpart L, Section 84.190(b), and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

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Determination of a-Chloroacetophenone (CN) Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110

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Determination of Ethylene Oxide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

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Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d) and Subpart L, Section 84.190(b)

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Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d) and Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

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Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d), Subpart L, Section 84.190(b) and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

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Determination of Hydrogen Chloride Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.126, Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

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Determination of Hydrogen Cyanide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

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Determination of Hydrogen Fluoride Service Life
Subpart L, Section 84.190(b), and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

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Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.190(b)

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Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

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Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Sections 84.190(b), and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

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Determination of Mercury Vapor Service Life
Subpart L, Section 84.190(b)

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

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Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

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Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Phosphine Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207 and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

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Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canisters
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d) and Subpart I, Section 84.126

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Determination of O-Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile (CS) Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P100 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P99 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P95 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R100 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R99 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R95 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N100 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(1), (c), (d), (e), (f)(1), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N99 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(1), (c), (d), (e), (f)(1), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N95 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(1), (c), (d), (e), (f)(1), (g), (h), (i)

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Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator Drop
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

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Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator Visibility
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d) and Federal Register, Vol. 49, No. 140, Thursday, July 19, 1994. Notices, pg. 29271.Criteria for Certification of End-of-Service-Life Indicators (ESLI); All passive ESLI criteria.

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Determination of Nitrogen Dioxide Service Life
Subpart L, Section 84.190

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Determination of Facepiece Carbon-Dioxide and Oxygen Concentration Levels – Tight Fitting, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, With the Blower Unit Running
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

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Determination of Facepiece Carbon-Dioxide and Oxygen Concentration Levels – Tight-Fitting, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, With the Blower Unit Off
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

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Determination of Air Flow Resistance – Breath-Responsive, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d), and Subpart J, Section 84.157(a), and (b)

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Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator (ESLI)
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d), and Federal Register Notice Volume 49, Number 140, dated July 19, 1984.

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Particulate Respirator Qualitative Fit Test Utilizing Saccharin or Bitrex Solutions
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

Page last reviewed: January 30, 2018